Chris Messina is an American actor and director who has a net worth of $4 million. He is most known for his roles in movies like Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Argo, Julie & Julia, You’ve Got Mail. His TV acting credits include appearances in Six Feet Under, Damages, The Newsroom, and Sharp Objects.

In this article, we look at the career of the actor-director and breakdown his net worth.

Chris Messina Net Worth Breakdown: Salary & Earnings

The primary source of Chris Messina’s prodigious income is his career as an actor. In recent years, he has dabbled in film direction.

His on-screen career began in the mid-’90s with roles in television shows, including multiple appearances in the NBC police procedural drama, Law & Order.

In the late-’90s, Messina had roles in such movies as Rounders and The Seige. He had a minor role in the Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan 1998 romantic-comedy-drama, You’ve Got Mail.

In 2005, he joined the final season of the HBO drama series, Six Feet Under, as attorney Ted Fairwell.

He went on to have appearances in numerous movies throughout the mid-noughties including The Crooked Corner, Road, Ira & Abby, Towelhead, and Made of Honor.

He played Rebecca Hall‘s fiancé, Doug, in the Woody Allen 2008 rom-com, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, starring Hall, Javier Bardem, and Scarlett Johansson.

He also starred alongside Meryl Streep, Amy Adams, and Stanley Tucci in the 2009 comedy-drama, Julie & Julia. 

He received critical acclaim as Malinov in the Oscar-winning Ben Affleck directed and starring historical drama, Argo.

He played the supervillain Victor Zsasz in the 2020 DC Comics superhero movie, Birds of Prey, starring Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Ewan McGregor, and Ali Wong, among others.

On television, he went on to play Chris Sanchez in the FX legal thriller, Damages, from 2011 to 2012.

From 2012 to 2014, Messina played Reese Lansing in the acclaimed HBO political drama, The Newsroom, starring Jeff Daniels.

He also starred as Dr. Daniel Castellano in the first four seasons of the Fox/Hulu romantic comedy series, The Mindy Project, and became a recurring presence on the fifth season and a guest character in the sixth and final season.

In 2018, he joined the ensemble cast of the HBO eight-part psychological thriller miniseries, Sharp Objects, as Detective Richard Willis.

In 2020, he joined the cast of the third season of the USA Network anthology crime series, The Sinner, as Nick Haas.

Messina is set to star in numerous upcoming movies, namely: Love Is Love, She Dies Tomorrow, The Secrets We Keep, Mainstream, and I Care a Lot

How Old is Chris Messina? What is His Height?

Christopher Messina was born on August 11, 1974, in New York City, New York, to Italian parents. The 48-year-old is 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters) tall.

He studied theatre at his high school and pursued an acting degree from Marymount Manhattan College in his hometown. He never graduated, though, dropping out after the first semester and taking private acting classes instead.

He started his career performing on off-Broadway productions before embarking on his on-screen career.

Is Chris Messina Married? Does He Have Children?

As of this writing, Chris Messina is twice married. From 1995 to 2006. Messina was married to actress Rosemarie Dewitt.

After their divorce, Messina married producer Jennifer Todd, although it is not clear exactly when. They have two children together: son Milo Montgomery Messina (born on May 31, 2008), and daughter Giovanni Messina (born on October 15, 2009).